Weekly Workbasket- October 8

Some of the projects I've been working on. -- My Workbasket

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I’ve had a blend of a productive and lazy week. Some days I got barely anything done, some days I was like a machine. I have several projects that are really coming along. Some of the projects I've been working on. -- My Workbasket

As you can see my Euphoria Cardi is becoming wearable! It has armholes! I still have quite a ways to go, but it’s getting there. I try to work on it every day and chip away at it.

I also got the supplies and am trying “Knooking”  Have you ever tried it? Or even heard of it? I admit I’m struggling a bit with it. I find it very difficult to maintain tension and find it very fiddly. Lots of new things are like that though, so I’m not giving up! You can see one of my attempt in the photo above, with the green cotton yarn. I’m hoping to design a simple coaster pattern. If I do you know I’ll post it for you!

My son and I took one fair weather day last week to explore a bit. We have a park near our house that we haven’t been to in ages. So I let him ride his bike and followed behind in the car. It gave me a nice chance to check his bicycle safety, and make sure he’s following the rules of the road. (He is!) At the park, there is a beautiful pond, plenty of nature, and also much to his delight, some bike jumps off hidden on a trail. So he got tired out a bit, we both got out in nature a bit, and we spent some time just relaxing and unplugged.

Last night we went to an Anniversary Party for my husband’s podcast. He and his friend have been doing it for one year and there was a celebration at a funky little brewery. His podcast is about movies and tv shows and the like, which I don’t really watch, and at a brewery and I don’t drink so it was an interesting night. Mostly my son and I just enjoyed our dinner (we picked up sushi on the way) and then entertained ourselves playing “Rock, Paper, Scissors, Anything.” My husband was glad we were there to support him, and I had fun. I wished I had taken a project to work on, but that may have been a bit weird.

I’m also working on my Epic Knit Shawl AND I’m designing a new crochet pattern to share! I’m also chipping away at the CAL blocks! I’m totally on target for it.

Coming up next week I have a yarntube video, the next block of the CAL, possibly a new free pattern for you, and hopefully a recipe for an easy three ingredient pumpkin cake! We’ll also be picking up our schoolwork a bit again, so I’m not sure how my days are going to go. It was supposed to be a very busy week, but impending rain has canceled most of it.

As always I’d love to hear about your week and what you’re working on!

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2 Comments

  1. I went to a yard sale weekend before last and found an interesting kit called “Speed-O-Weave.” It’s six angled pieces that you fasten together to make a loom. You wrap yarn back and forth and then tie the intersections and end up with place mats or doilies. It’s missing the shuttle, but I imagine I can improvise. I took some pictures but I don’t know how to post them; but meanwhile, I found one on eBay if you want to see what it looks like:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Lily-Speed-O-Weave-Handicraft-Weaving-Hexagon-Six-Sides-Doilies-717-/292287623154?hash=item440db32ff2:g:158AAOSwM7JZ3C36
    The pattern book that’s shown came with my kit, too.

    It seems they also made rectangular as well as hexagonal ones, judging by what I found on eBay.

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      I have a variation of this produced by “For Love or Money Looms!!” Mine uses screws to connect the pieces and I need to replace the screws. It has been on my list to feature here one day. I’ve mostly seen them used for hot pads and placemats, but I can easily see it as a blanket or similar as well. Have you tried it yet?

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